Are any of you perfectionists? I am to some degree. It is rather interesting to me what each of us are perfectionists about. All I know is that I see some projects like eating an elephant- just too big. It leads to procrastination. If I want to accomplish a task I have to break it down into Hors d’oeuvre. Blogging is like that for me. I have set a goal to put up one recipe a week and 1 update about my weight loss a week. Thank you to those of you who have followed along on my blogging journey. There are a few of you who always read my posts and often give kind feedback. Truly, thank you for taking the time to let me know you appreciate what I’ve shared. My blog is not monetized. I blog for several reasons, but the main one is to connect with and encourage other women.
Let me introduce to you one of my favorite recipes (do I always say that? I mean it, I swear!)
Parmesan Alfredo Brussels Sprouts
I began making these last year because I needed to find a way to get my husband to eat broccoli and brussels sprouts. Sir Knight was a picky eater when we got married. I’m actually very proud of how far he has come. He now eats and enjoys tomatoes, salmon, broccoli, and brussels sprouts – all foods he previous found to be disgusting.
We also make this by substituting the brussels sprouts for green beans or broccoli. The kids eat every last bit of this when I make it. I knew you wouldn’t believe me so I took pictures. 😉
I was trying to take the photos so fast that I didn’t really focus on the quality of the image, but isn’t he just the cutest little 14 month old man you ever did see?!
That second to last photo is him handing me back the spoon so I will put more brussels sprouts on it! I’m a believer in the whole, “They won’t let themselves starve” approach to feeding children. I have only had two so don’t hang me over saying this, but I have found that both of my boys are smart enough to constantly push eating habits. They are normal little boys who would prefer to eat sugar filled treats, chicken nuggets, and macaroni and cheese over eating healthy diversified meals. We have found that they won’t starve themselves and we hold our ground. They go on strike here and there, but they always end up coming back to healthy eating. Its a battle worth fighting.
I can’t wait to see how this recipe turns out at your house.
- 3 cups brussels sprouts (or broccoli, green beans or asperigus)
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 cup yellow onion, chopped
- 1/2 tbsp garlic, minced
- 1-1 1/2 cup favorite Alfredo sauce
- 1 tbsp bacon bits
- 1/2 cup parmesan cheese to garnish
- Salt and Pepper to taste (I rarely use salt, it depends on your Alfredo sauce.)
Quarter the brussels sprouts and remove the stem.
Place the sprouts in a large sauce pan with the water. Turn on high and get the brussels sprouts steaming.
While the pan is heating up chop the onion and place in with the brussels sprouts.
Once the water is cooked out (or the brussels sprouts are your desired tenderness, strain the water) add garlic and stir for a moment. Then add the alfredo sauce and the bacon bits. You can add the parmesan now or wait to garnish it individually. Today I made this and didn't add salt or pepper and it was amazing, but sometimes I feel like it needs a little more flavor and I add the salt and pepper. Your call. Good luck!